Transvaginal Mesh Organ Perforation
Since their approval in 2002, transvaginal mesh implants have been used to treat patients who suffer from Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) and Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP).
These devices are designed to support the pelvic floor, and have vastly improved the quality of life for many women. However, transvaginal mesh has been a subject of controversy lately, as reports of serious complications have surfaced, and lawsuits have been filed.
One of these serious complications is organ perforation. Transvaginal mesh organ perforation is the puncturing and damaging of organs in the pelvic area that are located close to where transvaginal mesh is inserted.
Thousands of women have suffered serious medical emergencies due to the vaginal mesh migrating from its intended location and damaging nearby organs. Depending on the seriousness of the damage, patients may be required to undergo additional surgeries to correct any complications that have arisen.
Organ Perforation Symptoms
Organ perforation can affect different organs, depending on how the mesh moves within the vagina. The most often perforated organs from transvaginal mesh include the bladder, urethra, bowel, and rectum. Symptoms can vary greatly depending on the area and amount of damage. Patients may experience severe pain, or difficulty breathing. Infection can also occur in the damaged area inside the body, leading to more complications. In the event of bladder or bowel perforation, waste products can leak into the bloodstream and cause potentially fatal complications such as septic shock.
In addition to these complications, there are other warnings signs to look for if you suspect a transvaginal implant may be causing problems. They include:
|Severe Pain in Groin/Genital Area||Urinary Tract Infection|
|Blood in Stool orUrine||Autoimmune Complications|
|Vaginal Discharges||Recurrence of SUI or POP|
What Does The FDA Say About Transvaginal Mesh?
In October 2008, the FDA released it’s first safety communication regarding protential dangers associated with transvaginal mesh. This initial bulletin reported that between 2005 and 2008, the FDA had received over 1,000 reports of complications associated with several different types of vaginal mesh. The majority of the adverse effects reported were erosion complications, while a smaller portion of the reports dealt with organ perforation during and after installation.
Three years later, the FDA released an updated safety communication that stated “serious complications associated with surgical mesh for transvaginal repair of POP are not rare.” Additionally, the update went on to state that there was no indication that transvaginal mesh is more effective than traditional non-mesh alternatives.
As lawsuits continue to be filed and settled, the FDA continues to investigate transvaginal mesh and the potential danger they pose to consumers.
Tranvaginal Mesh Lawsuits for Organ Perforation
If you have suffered adverse effects after receiving a transvaginal mesh implant, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your pain and suffering. Our legal team is currently investigating lawsuits involving pelvic organ perforation from all types of vaginal mesh products.
In order to take on large pharmaceutical companies, it is important to hire the right lawyers. Big Pharma has virtually unlimited resources to spend on high-powered attorneys, and you need to match them with knowledgeable and skilled lawyers. Our legal network specializes in this type of litigation and can advise you on the best option for your specific situation.
We do not charge anything at all to get started on your transvaginal mesh case. Simply call us and tell us about your situation. If we accept your case, we will immediately begin working to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. There are different types of transvaginal mesh lawsuits currently pending, and based on your unique situation, our lawyers can help guide you down the path to the highest settlement.
Start Your Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit
Our transvaginal mesh lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:
- Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
- Call (866) 280-3417 any time of day to tell us about your case.
We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.
WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing transvaginal mesh lawsuit claims.